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Downpipe Trouble!

Me and a buddy of mine have been working on getting this D@#$ wicked wheel the past two nights and nothing has worked. I cant get the old compressor wheel off with a impact gun so I am trying a different approach. Im trying to get the downpipe off and wrap a screw driver with a shirt and try to break the old compressor wheel lose. The problem is that nothing I have done can get the old downpipe clamp off. Its practically welded on. I have loosened it all the way up and nothing. Well its messed up pretty good so I need to get a new clamp but I still cant get the dang thing off. Any ideas? I would appreciate all replies. This dang thing is driving me crazy. It only took about an hour and a half for me to get the housing and everything else off and this has been hanging me up for a bout 4 hours. Thanks.

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WD 40 and tap it with a hammer to loosen it.
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I had to use a pry bar in the front and a hammer and long punch for the under side before it would break off!

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I tried a combo of what the others have said. It is a PITA to get off. I ruined my clamp also. It's $40 BTW

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I didnt ruin mine and by the sounds of that I am glad I didnt!

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I didnt ruin mine and by the sounds of that I am glad I didnt!
Yea, I had a hard time paying $40 for a stupid clamp that gave me all that trouble

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